We were welcomed to “Monday Night Raw starting Brock Lesnar” by the ring announcer Justin Roberts. John Laurinaitis comes out and take credit for bringing back Brock Lesnar and revolutionizing the WWE. Lesnar then comes out and says that even though he lost, he beat the living hell out of Cena. Triple H then makes his way to the ring and congratulates Lesnar on his beat down on Cena, but says that unlike Johnny Ace, Lesnar cannot push him around to get what he wants. HHH says that the show will be called “Monday Night Raw” because no one is bigger than the company and Lesnar is welcome to sign the original contract without any of his outlandish demands last week. Laurinaitis then tries to plead with Triple H to get Lesnar what he wants, but The Game doesn’t listen. Laurinaitis calls him disrespectful and says he wants to take this up with the board of directors. He turns around to yell at John, but Brock attacks him from behind then pounds on him in the corner before putting him in a kimura lock. A group of superstars run him off backstage, and then HHH tells the trainers that his arm is broken and the superstars help him walk to the back.
A beat the clock challenge was announced and the winner will become the No.1 Contender to the WWE Championship and will face WWE Champion CM Punk in three weeks at the Over The Limit pay per view in Raleigh, North Carolina on May 20, 2012.
Beat the Clock Challenge: The Miz def. US Champion Santino Marella (non-title) [in 4:18 minutes]
Divas Championship: Divas Champion Layla def. Nikki Bella and Brie Bella in a triple threat match
Beat the Clock Challenge: Chris Jericho def. The Big Show via Countout [in 4:19 minutes]
Brodus Clay (w/ Cameron & Naomi) def. JTG
Beat the Clock Challenge: Randy Orton def. Jack Swagger (w/ Vickie Guerrero) [in 4:16 minutes]
R-Truth & Kofi Kingston def. WWE Tag Team Champions Primo & Epico (w/ Rosa Mendes) [New WWE Tag Team Champions]
Beat The Clock Challenge: Kane vs The Great Khali ended in a No Contest
Beat The Clock Challenge: Daniel Bryan def. Jerry “The King” Lawler [in 2:21 minutes]
CM Punk comes out and sarcastically claps for Bryan. Bryan points at the belt and says it’s going to be his. So now the WWE Championship match at Over The Limit will be, WWE Champion CM Punk vs Daniel Bryan!
John Cena comes out to the ring and says HHH felt his arm break tonight, and he was pretty sure he felt the same thing last night. He says he was in the hospital for a while, but he is here now and his arm is sore but there are no broken bones. Cena says he needs a sling for a while, but he is only a little beat up and he’s hurt but not injured. John Laurinaitis comes out and says he was trying to motivate Cena, and he just wanted to push him to the limit to be great. John says Cena should be thanking him, and he thanks him for being a corporate jackass who has his head up his ass. John says he needs to build a relationship with him because he can make Cena’s life easier or harder, and Cena mocks him and says it can’t get much worse.
Cena says John hides behind ‘People Power’, but John says he knows Cena isn’t ready now and he wants to introduce his opponent for Over The Limit. Lord Tensai walks out and gets in Cena’s face, then John hits him from behind and says he is Cena’s opponent, not Tensai. Sakamoto kicks Cena in the side and Tensai slams him into the ringpost, then Tensai connects with a senton splash and lands on Cena’s arm. John rips off the sling and attacks Cena’s arm, then Tensai drags him to the ring steps and he holds Cena’s arm down. John stomps on it then picks up a chair, and he hesitates but slams it down on Cena’s arm then mocks him and does the ‘You Can’t See Me’ taunt as RAW ends.
So now we have two matches for the Over The Limit pay per view,
John Cena vs John Laurinaitis
WWE Champion CM Punk vs Daniel Bryan